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Five Tourists Drown as Boat Capsizes in Gujarat’s Navsari Lake

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The incident occurred when a lot of vacationers tried to get on to the vessel whereas some others have been disembarking, police mentioned on Monday.

  • PTI Navsari
  • Last Updated: January 18, 2021, 14:28 IST
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Three kids and two adults have drowned after their boat capsized in a lake in Gujarat’s Navsari district when a lot of vacationers tried to get on to the vessel whereas some others have been disembarking, police mentioned on Monday. Nearly 15 others have been injured within the melee attributable to vacationers getting out and in of the boat in a rush on Sunday night, and official from Chikhli police station mentioned.

The incident occurred in a lake at Soldhara Eco Point, a vacationer spot in Chikhli taluka of Navsari, he mentioned. “Due to the rush of tourists, the boat capsized when people tried to get on to it at the same time when others were disembarking,” he mentioned.

Later, fireplace division personnel launched a rescue operation and fished out 5 our bodies until late evening, he mentioned. The deceased included a 30-year-old lady, her two kids aged 1.5 and 10 years, one other six-year-old youngster and a 28-year-old man, he mentioned.

The injured individuals have been taken to a hospital for therapy, the official mentioned. A probe into the incident was underway, he added.

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